Bristol police hosting trunk-or-treat event to bond with community members

Published on Wednesday, 5 October 2022 12:32
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

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BRISTOL – Local police on Friday will be hosting a trunk-or-treat event that they hope will help build trust between Bristol officers and the community.

The event will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bridge Community Church, located at 43 School St. Families are encouraged to bring their children, with or without a costume, to check out Bristol police cruisers, the department’s evidence truck and its SWAT vehicle. 

“We want to enhance our communications with our community and build upon those relationships by holding events like this,” Bristol police Lt. Robert Osborne said.  

Osborne, who serves in the police department’s Community Relations Division, added “We want to have authentic conversations with community members and build upon the trust with our community.”

The trunk-or-treat event is being done as part of a national program known as Faith & Blue – an organization that states its mission is “the reinforcement of connections between law enforcement professionals and the communities they serve through the reach of houses of worship.”

“It is a collaborative effort to build bridges and break biases,” Osborne said.

The Bridge Community Church will be hosting the event in its parking lot and will also have arts and crafts available.

“We hope to conduct this next year with another faith-based organization within Bristol,” Osborne said. 

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Wednesday, 5 October 2022 12:32. Updated: Wednesday, 5 October 2022 12:35.